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subversive covert actions to the arming of syrian rebels to the direct use of force. >> their actions against their own people have been tragic but there is no doubt that there is line between even the horrors that they have already inflicted on the syrian people and moving to what would be internationally condemned step of utilizing their chemical weapons. >> that was secretary clinton speaking in prague today but keeping it vague as you saw shep as to what washington might do about it. >> this isn't the first time that the president and the secretary of state have drawn this red line. >> no, it's not. and critics of the obama administration warn that setting such a high bar to greater u.s. involvement in that conflict, namely the waging of chemical war by a nation against its own citizenry could be sending the assad regime the wrong message. >> it sort of suggests or implies that anything up to this red line we're not going to take action. and i think it will be disheartening for that reason to the syrian opposition because as we said, shep, 40,000 people have been killed and i think they w
says this time words must lead to action. >> if there is even one thing that we can do to prevent any of these events, we have a deep obligation. all of us to try. >> shepard: now the president is setting a deadline and asking gun owners to help get this done. plus arnold -- armed and dangerous and on the run. two inmates tieing together bed sheets and sliding 20 stories to the ground tonight a daring escape from a skyscraper jail. but first from fox this wednesday night. we no longer excuse for doing nothing on gun control. those words today from president obama as stood before a nation still grieving over friday's' murders in newtown, 26 innocent adults and children gunned down at an elementary school. today at the white house the president says he has now asked the vice president, joe biden to lead an effort to come up with real proposals for reducing gun violence. and he said he wants those proposals by next month. >> this is not some washington commission. this is not something where folks are going to be studying the issue for six months and publishing a report that gets read an
in action in afghanistan. his name wit we now know is nics checque. he was 28 years old from pennsylvania, a member of the elite seal team 6, the same unit that killed osama bin laden. over the weekend he and his teammates launched a mission to save an american doctor handle the taliban -- whom the taliban had taken hostage. it went down about 50 miles from the border of pakistan. the enemy fighters were reported reportedly well armed and we're told u they put up quite a figh. when it was all over, the doctor was safe but at th petty first s officer nicolas checque suffered wounds too severe to survive. what do we know about this hero from seal team 6, jennifer? >> reporter: he was from a suburb in pittsburgh, monroeville, pennsylvania, shepard. he was young and 28 years old, a member of the seal team 6. on sunday he was wounded as his team took heavy fire heading into rescue dr. joseph whose family issued this statement tonight. quote, we want to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the american say lor who died during dilip's rescue. we could not be more grateful for that sol
were saying it's perhaps struck the right tone. maybe there will be some action. but there is a way to have a reason debate to find out the best solution. jay carney, when pressed today on exactly what the president is going to do, was not very specific at all. didn't have a clear battle plan at all. so didn't even have a time line of how quickly he would move. take a listen. >> i think that it's part of it, but it is far from all of it. as you know, the president has taken positions on common sense measures that he believes should be taken to help address this problem, but he made clear that more needs to be done. >> that was a question about gun control, not as specific and firm in terms of the president last night, saying that he really wants to do something to protect children, although we're told that this afternoon, the president, the vice president sat down with a few cabinet secretaries here at the white house to figure out what they might do in the days ahead. it wasn't just the attorney general who would handle gun control. also education secretary and the health secretary
saying that such action would not only be completely unacceptable but a clear breach of international law. hours ago white house press secretary jay carney says he thinks syria's leaders have gotten the messages. >> it's hard for me to imagine that they are not fully aware of the seriousness of the president's position on this, the seriousness with which we would take the prospect of the use of chemical weapons. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they have recently spotted the syrian military moving around chemical weapons components. syria is believed to have enormous stockpiles of chemical weapons, gases that can kill people by raising blisters on their lungs or shutting down their nervous systems. as bashar assad's regime gross desperate the chances of him unleashing those weapons are growing. the fighting that began last year in syria has killed at least 40,000 people. if president assad gives the go ahead for the chemical weapons attacks it's hard to predict how many more would dyed. we have team fox coverage tonight jonathan hunt at the united nations first to james rosen at the state d
with the last presidential statement which said there would be appropriate further action and we will be searching for a clear and credible response. >> plus there is the usual problem of trying to get china and russia on board, shep. >> shepard: are they indicating whether they believe the administration's policy of engaging nations in this way, i don't know, not worked? >> senior u.s. officials tried to say today that that policy has worked in some places like burma, but not in others. they recounted spending the last year making overtures to kim jong-un, who succeeded his father last year, but hasn't changed his country's belligerent tone or conduct. >> we were willing to match steps for steps. we put concrete ideas on the table. >> there has and remains a path for north korea to end its isolation, but that requires abiding by its international obligations. >> analysts expect kim jong-un to move swiftly to conduct a new nuclear test to bolster his standing within the regime. >> shepard: james rosen, thanks. >>> sort of last ditch get out the vote effort is underway now in egyp
without some sort of action in the senate the next few days. what they left out of that, unfortunately, is the reason why they are waiting on the senate to do something. the senate coming into session tomorrow, by the way. is that speaker boehner couldn't get enough votes to move forward on a plan to avert the cliff last week. that's why we are where we are right now. the president will be boarding air force one in a few hours. flying overnight back to washington. is he likely to bring together congressional leaders in the next couple days when he he gets back to washington. time is running out, harris. >> harris: no breaking news in any of that. but we did see some today. treasury secretary tim geithner saying we could hit the debt ceiling the day after we follow off the fiscal cliff if no deal is reached. >> that's right. december 31st. a lot going on there. a lot of these budget calamities coming together all at once. economists already warning the fiscal cliff situation could cause another recession. now we're about to hit the nation's debt ceiling. secretary geithner in a letter t
to a psychiatric institution. >> shepard: wow. more funerals today as a result of his actions. >> yeah. two funerals today and two more funerals today, all of them for six-year-old kids and the two funerals this morning and this afternoon were back to back at the saint rose of lima church. the first was for james mattioli, six-year-old boy whose family says he loved recess and math and as his casket was being carried out, mourners were arriving to remember jessica ricos, who said to have loved horse, one of 20 kids who passed away far too soon. >> shepard: how much love and help coming really from across the nation around the world, rick. >> yeah. some of it coming in different ways. some people donated the coffee shops so mourners could walk in and get a free cup. others are donating to the united way. we saw dogs in towns with handlers who work for a ministry out of chicago. they brought their dogs to visit some of the schools and some of the makeshift memorials that have been popping up. >> it's like we find reassurance and comfort and dogs do that. >> the mourning is far from over. more
conversation on this issue, but had not followed up with action. today he suggested very clearly that in a second term, that may change. take a listen. >> these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics. >> bill: captain mark kelly, the husband of former congresswoman gabby giffords, who is still recovering from that shooting in tucson, he today said that she sends her prayers from tucson to the people there where you are in connecticut and captain kelly added that he believes a meaningful discussion of those gun laws is long overdue. bill. >> bill: thank you. ed henry on the north lawn at the white house. we're watching this memorial here in newtown. the governor of connecticut has just gone to the pulpit there. let's drop in here for a quick moment. >> may god bless our children who are with us today and those who were taken away. my god bless the adults who lost their lives today. thank you. >> bill: this is small town a
demanded congress take action now before it's too late. the president spoke in the white house briefing room just about an hour ago now. he was visibly tense. frustration in his voice. >> america wonders why it is in this town for some reason you can't get stuff done in an organized timetable. why everything always has to wait until the last minute. well, we are now at the last minute. and the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> harris: if congress cannot work out a deal, tax hikes, spending cuts will take effect on tuesday of next week. president obama says he is willing to give congress a little time to come up with a compromise but his patience is limited well as is the rest of the country's. ed henry with the news live at the white house. ed, first, a dramatic meeting earlier today at the white house. and then this ultimatum from the president. >> that's right, harris. it was a dramatic exchange. what i'm told by a senior white house official is that the president basically told john boehner and mitch mcconnell
weapons with him. this time including a pump action shotgun, a .38 caliber handgun and a bush master ar. 15 rifle. the various gunmen used that weapon in at least seven mass murders. among them, of course, the elementary shooting in newtown, connecticut we have been reporting a few days before that in the oregon shopping mall shooting. also recall over the summer the aurora movie theater massacre that gun involved. one of the weapons the beltway snipers used in washington, d.c. in 2002. david lee miller has been tracking today's developments. he joins us live from our new york newsroom. david lee, police say now they searched the house. they haven't been able to get in there for a while and they found somebody's remains. who is it? >> that's right. it now seems almost certain jamie that spangler is responsible for the death of his 67-year-old sister with whom he had a relationship. shortly after the rampage authorities say she couldn't be located and this afternoon authorities said they made a grizzly discovery. >> we did locate apparent human remains in the ruins of the house of 191 la
violence and death that we can trace back to the actions of one man. and today a new warning from the head of the united nations that president assad probably should not expect any mercy from his counterparts around the world. jonathan hunt has more on that from the united nations here in new york. jonathan, quite a debate about the asylum question for assad. and the question is the question is whether president bashar assad has taken the final decision to as he once said live and die in syria. if he does die, it's most likely to be, of course, at the hands of the rebels when they make their final push into the center of damascus, a push which most experts believe is coming. all whether president assad might now be willing to or trying to seek asylum in some friendly country. that would probably boil down to cuba, ecuador venezuela or russia. u.n. secretary general was asked about the asylum question today he did not seem to favor the idea. listen. >> the united nations must not allow any impunity whoever commits gross violation of human rights must be held accountable and should be brough
for the most part praised the request and asked congress to take quick action. speaker boehner's office says it has the paperwork and aides are reviewing it shep? >> shepard: good news. mike, turns out the super storm didn't effect the job market as much as the analysts were expecting. the labor department reported today and we learned that the unemployment rate dropped two tenths of a percent down to 7.7 last month and hiring apparently stayed steady after the storm. also while sandy cost the economy 10s of billions of dollars. the construction agency is announcing a bump in business as folks begin to rebuild what they lost. rick lesson thowl in the hard hit new york city borough of staten island live for us there tonight. hey, rick. >> hi, shepard. sandy's silver lining repairing damaged homes requires materials like lumber and sheetrock and wiring and real pairing those requires skilled labor. >> before hurricane sandy, anthony had to lay off two workers and was about to lay off more. now this electrical contractor is hiring with more business than he can handle. >> people want their work
in schools as others take action to get guns off the streets. how both sides are stepping up efforts in the wake of the sandy hook school shooting. >>> and trying to find a peaceful end to the civil war in syria. some say any proposal that includes anybody from the current government won't stop the fight. with the spark miles card from capital one, thor gets great rewards for his small business! your boa! [ garth ] thor's small business earns double miles on every purchase, every day! ahh, the new fabrics. put it on my spark card. ow. [ garth ] why settle for less? the spiked heels are working. wait! [ garth ] great businesses deserve great rewards. [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with double miles or 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet? [ cheers and applause ] by showing you the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and if we overcame that or if we can o
of the hour. time for the top of the news. there is word of new action after a whole lot of talk so-called fiscal cliff. this news is breaking now. aids say john boehner has sent president obama a new counter offer tonight. it's apparently a response to an offer the white house made yesterday. that was one day after the president and the speaker met one on one at the white house. of course three weeks from today automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in if they can't come to deal. jim angle is following late developments from our washington newsroom. there have been a lot of them in just the last 30 minutes. >> i will say, shep. the clock, of course, as you indicated is clicking louder. not clear if we had real progress or just movement. president and speaker boehner did talk by phone tonight after white house offer monday and counter offer from boehner about which his office said quote we sent the white house a counter offer that would achieve tax and entitlement reform to solve our loom being debt crisis and create more miner jobs. the statement also reit raided, however, what
one life, we have to take action. >> shepard: the national rifle association reports it will hold what it calls a major news conference tomorrow. earlier this week it released a statement offering to make meaningful contributions to prevent a repeat of the newtown massacre. it's been less than a week since the gunshots blasted through the halls of sandy hook elementary. in the wake of that unimaginable crime the community is struggling to heal. ♪ ♪ >> i know these people here will be affected for the rest of theirs lives with this. >> shepard: for those who have lost so much an outpouring of support. >> we want to give the families an option to say we're behind you and here's your mortgage payment for the month. >> shepard: from raising money to delivering food. you will see how americans are pulling together for the people of newtown, connecticut. that's coming up from the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report. you know how painful heartburn can be. for fast, long lasting relief, use doctor recommended gaviscon®. only gaviscon® forms a protective barrier that helps
. the u.s. army is reporting that it's taking action to stop the growing terror threat in africa now. beginning next year. army officials are saying that they will send small teams into as many as 35 african nations to train and equip africans against extremists. this comes amidst violence in north africa including september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. officials have said terrorists with ties to al qaeda may have carried out that assault killing our ambassador, chris stevens and three other americans. and the commander of an elite team of navy seals has died in an apparent suicide. that's what military officials are now telling the news agencies. they say commander joe price from eastern pennsylvania died on saturday of a gunshot wound to the head. he was commanding officer of seal team 4 which trains local police in remote areas of afghanistan. another seal commander said, quote: the naval special warfare family is deeply saddened by the loss of our teammate and so are we. the situation in syria is still a reason for worry nearly two years after the deadly civil war
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